This year I'm taking Spring cleaning to a whole new level. My girlfriend and I are currently on The Wild Rose Cleanse and it has been fantastic. A chance to reassess what I'm putting into my body and the corrolation to the soundness of mind has been illuminating. With a renewed vigour, this month is shaping up to be a big one. A new office and creative space on the horizon is getting me excited to pursue business and art on a rejuvinated level.
Pre- planning for this year's Strike A Chord gala for Music Heals has begun and it's going to be a great event. Music, good people and helping those in need: what could be better? And it wasn't as if May was without some excitement as well. The second annual Duelling Arts at the Vancouver Club was held a few weeks ago and Tyson Villeneuve and the geniuses at The Social Concierge knocked it out of the ring yet again. PrevailPrevail had the honour of being the exclusive media partner and I had the pleasure of co-hosting the event with Tyson. Complete with a falcon, champagne sabering, live music and, of course, swordplay galore, the evening was amazing. For more, look out for my upcoming article, "Blades of Glory."
On the heels of Duelling Arts came the first annual Shuck It Forward event at Chewies Coal Harbour. With proceeds going to Autism research and family support, this oyster shucking competition brought out some of the city's best for a worthy cause. More on that later ,as well, in another article titled, "The Shell Game."
As the site continually finds its pace and footing, things are getting interesting. Our idea has always been centered around empowering our contributors to scribe about what inpires them and it has paid off in spades. I am stoked to say we officially have our first paid advertising spots and this will help us to propel things to the proverbial, "next level." Hard work, focus and, a whole lot of fun has gotten us this far and now with a little capital the floodgates are open! As always, we look forward to sharing our stories with you and expanding upon our content. Thanks to Dave Ritzer, a.k.a. The Honest Butcher, we have a new collection of recipes to keep your pallates happy and the response to his culinary offerings has been overwhelming. We also plan to cast more light onto Sights & Sounds and Style & Taste. I feel we could be provide more good stuff in those arenas and so we shall.
I thank you for your patronage, your feedback and your support. This site is becoming a hub for creativity on different levels and, as the founder, it is hugely rewarding seeing that the voice of the individual can be combined with like-minded kindred spirits and produce something unique. To the fututre then, onward my friends and, know this: You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support. – Sabrina Bryan